This Week's Voice: "New Directors/New Films," DOOM, John Updike and John Leonard, Goodbye Solo, Best in Show, and More
Clockwise from top left: Autumn, fest-opener Amreeka, Alexis Dos Santos's Unmade Beds, Cold Souls, and Mid-August Lunch.
Larry Blumenfeld crosses borders, hearts with the Afro-Cuban All-Stars.
Richard Gehr on the beautiful chaos of composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti.
Dennis Romero talks to Dutch visionary DJ Joris Voorn about his new Balance 014.
In Film, we unveil our "New Directors/New Films" package on the occasion of the series' 39th year. To wit: John Anderson on director Ondi Timoner; Nicolas Rapold in conversation with Dutch filmmaker Esther Rots; Melissa Anderson on Korean director So Yong Kim; Anthony Kaufman on East Village-based director Sophie Barthes; and John Anderson again on Louis Psihoyos's dolphin-doc The Cove.
Elsewhere, Scott Foundas reviews Ramin Bahrani's quietly profound Goodbye Solo.
J. Hoberman's Cine Phile is on Hollis Frampton.
James Hannaham subjects playwright Christopher Durang to a Voice inquisition.